Live Events – Backbone of the Music Power List

27 May

Today, the Guardian released their ‘Music Power 100’ list, a rundown of the most important and influential people, teams and companies in the UK’s music industry right now. The panel in charge of compiling this list was made up of senior music industry figures including Jonathan Morrish, director of PR and corporate communications at PPL, the music licensing company that represents 45,000 performers.

For us, the big news is the presence of live music promoters throughout the list with Simon Moran of SJM concerts featuring highest at #9. The concert giant appears ahead of Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am, CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos and is only a place behind the co-founder of Google! SJM co-owns the V-Festival who we regularly provide security wristbands for. SJM are also the promoters of Take That’s Progress tour, which starts tonight in Sunderland.

Music Power 100

Music Power 100, Live Music highlights

The live music giants in the the music power 100:

#9 Simon Moran – Live music promoter: managing director, SJM Concerts
#34 Michael and Emily Eavis – Live music promoters: Glastonbury festival organisers
#36 Denis Desmond – Live music promoter: owner, MCD Productions
#40 Harvey Goldsmith – Live music promoter: Harvey Goldsmith Productions
#57 Rob da Bank – Broadcaster: Radio 1 DJ Label executive: founder, Sunday Best Live music promoter: Founder, Bestival
#65 Paul Latham – Live music promoter: president, Live Nation UK
#73 Melvin Benn – Live music promoter: MD, Festival Republic
#96 Bob Angus – Live music promoter: managing director, Metropolis Music
#98 John Northcote – Live music producer: CEO, Academy Music Grou

Full list here Music Power 100

Craig Bennett
Marketing Manager

ID&C Ltd
Extracts and images from the Guardian

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One Response to “Live Events – Backbone of the Music Power List”

  1. Steve Daly May 27, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    It will be interesting to see how the Live Music (festival) fraternities’ influence has increased or decreased over time. I suspect it is the former!

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